LOS ANGELES — Mikayla Pivec scored 19 of her 21 points in the second half and No. 10 Oregon State routed USC 76-52 on Sunday.
Maddie Washington added 19 points and Aleah Goodman had 17, hitting a career-high five three-pointers, for the Beavers (13-2, 4-0 Pac 12). Oregon State led by five when it took command by closing the third quarter with a 19-2 run. The Beavers held the Trojans (10-6, 0-5) to just 17.6 percent shooting (3 of 17) in the period.
Oregon State held USC to just 25 percent shooting for the game, though its defense forced only nine turnovers.
During the decisive stretch from the third quarter to early in the final period, USC went 8:05 without a field goal.
The Trojans were led by Minyon Moore’s 21 points. Aliyah Mazyck added 10 points for USC.
The Beavers won their sixth consecutive game. Second in the nation in three-point percentage (43.3), they hit on 8 of 18 threes against the Trojans.
USC was outrebounded, 41-30, and made only one of 14 3-point attempts.
Oregon State: By improving their conference record to 4-0, the Beavers remained tied for the conference lead in the Pac 12.
USC: The Trojans continue to slide, dropping their fifth consecutive game and remaining tied for last in the Pac 12.
Oregon State: Returns home Friday to meet Arizona.
USC: Travels to crosstown UCLA on Sunday.
— The Associated Press
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